Tag Archives: whistleblowers
The Persecution of Julian Assange
“Whether or not Assange is guilty of sexual violence, we do not believe that is why he is being pursued. Once again women’s fury and frustration at the prevalence of rape and other violence is being used by politicians to advance their own purposes.”
The Belmarsh Tribunal: The War On Terror is Put on Trial
“To free the world we have to free Assange. Stay Free.” Edward Snowden
Truth, Dissent & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg
In a keynote address by Daniel Ellsberg and seven roundtable discussions, presenters explored the major issues that have engaged Ellsberg’s life: the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, antiwar resistance, the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, whistleblowing, and the wars of the 21st century.
Seven ways to restore our press freedoms before we end up with another authoritarian dictator
“Disturbingly, the number of journalists killed worldwide in 2020 doubled from 2019. We have to remember that a free press was viewed as so important to our foundational democracy, it was the only profession the Founding Fathers named in our Constitution.”
Julian Assange in Limbo, by Patrick Cockburn
“The WikiLeaks documents exposed the way the US, as the world’s sole superpower, really conducted its wars – something that the military and political establishments saw as a blow to their credibility and legitimacy.”
DN!: “Financial Censorship Is Still Censorship”: Edward Snowden Slams Justice Dept. Lawsuit Against Him
“The White House is trying “to make the conversation not about the allegations,” …“They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing.”
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, Journalism on trial, Scahill, Hedges, Pilger and more: the charges, the defense, what you can do
Several articles are posted here. Click on the each title or video to read/see the full article. +++ On Contact: Chris Hedges interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks Assange charges and extradition: A political question and an attack on the foundation of democracy Chris Hedges discusses the US extradition request for Julian Assange with WikiLeaks […]
The Espionage Axe: Donald Trump and the War Against a Free Press
Throughout its history, the Espionage Act has been used as a weapon to attack free speech and dissent.
VICE Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal
Before he leaked the documents, Snowden said, he had repeatedly attempted to raise his concerns inside the NSA about its surveillance of US citizens — and the agency had done nothing.